NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair

ABE-B1.3 Knowledge of surface preparation techniques

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel or in a laboratory or workshop, when using indicated materials and equipment,

the candidate demonstrates proper surface preparation techniques.

The candidate demonstrates or describes proper surface preparation techniques, including:

  1. Evaluating the surface to be prepared:

    a. Type of material

    b. Current coating (or caulk, sealant)

    c. Condition of coating (or caulk, sealant); and

d. Total surface area to be coated
  1. Evaluating the coating (or caulk, sealant) to be used:

    a. Will the coating (or caulk, sealant)bond to surface and/or current coating

    b. Is a primer needed

    c. Hazards of using the coating (and primer); and

    d. Equipment needed to coat the surface

  2. Evaluating the hazards involved in the area surrounding the surface to be prepared:

    a. Ventilation

    b. Fuel sources

    c. Air intakes; and

    d. Ignition sources

  3. Evaluating the resources available to prepare the surface:

    a. Tools available

    b. Cleaning, stripping and etching chemicals available

    c. Power sources available

    d. Manpower available; and

    e. Safety equipment available

  4. Selecting the correct tools to be used
  5. Using correct products to be used; and
  6. Preparing the surface provided so that it has a clean surface with the proper texture so that the coating will bond securely.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 18-14 Task 7.3.A , MMA students must: